Thursday, 17 September 2020

Princess Pumpkin Carriage xx

 Happy Thursday you lovely lot

Apologies for the lack of posts, sadly been a bit under the weather and not been able to do anything! Tho we do have some happy news in our household, with a new bundle of joy

our new fur baby Jura!

She is a gorgeous Golden Cocker Spaniel that my super amazing hubby surprised me with! With it being our 14th Wedding Anniversary and the modern gift of Gold Jewellery .... I think she is just perfect for it!! She has been doing great which is a plus for me being struggling just those tiny needle teeth that I seem to have forgotten about with Tillie! Here's to many adventures with her

Now I have been keeping up with my Alphabet Challenge, with creating an MDF Memory Book, a Nutcracker that kinda scared me and a sad Crochet Octopus that still needs his tentacles attached. That brings me to P

I used the SVG Cuts Pumpkin Carriage from the SVG File Enchanted Autumn that I have had for a few years. I used some very old DCWV papers from my stash that has glitter on it (the light hitting the white is making it brighter) and then added a super gorgeous Some Odd Girl Digi Stamp coloured with Spectrum Noir Classiques

I added a faux tea light inside so it would glow in the dark. I also adjusted the sides to allow where the lanterns sit to have light popping through as well

I have to admit I have the Carriage half done sitting in my projects drawer and just had to add glue and the Princess. Hopefully once my hand allows me more movement I will be back at it! I 'm kinda cheating for Q so watch this space hehehe

Take care and stay safe until next time
Huggles Mel xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Little Lantern x

 Happy Wednesday you lovely lot

I do hope this finds you all well and you are having a good week so far? have you cooled down a little where you are? Or is it still warm? Its cooler here than the weekend but still clammy but with the odd rain shower!

Today I'm sharing with you my L Alphabet make for Use Your Craft Stash

I made a Little Lantern using a fab SVG Cuts file and embellished it with Lawn Fawn Stamps

As you can see I used some Lemon and Lime green papers as well as Light Grey for the body of the Lantern. I used my cute little Lawn fawn cuties stamp and die set Butterfly Kisses coloured with Spectrum Noir Classiques. The dots are my Nuvo Crystal drops along with Distress Oxide on all the edges

Remember you can join in all the fun over at Use Your Craft Stash and can win a wee prize every 2 weeks! See what the other girls have been up too for some fun inspiration! Plus it gets you using you're stash again

Well I've lots of Christmas allocations to get on with plus other bits and bobs
have a super day and stay safe

Huggles Mel xx

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Christmas Bears x

 Happy Wednesday lovelies

I do hope you are all well? Staying safe and trying to stay cool??

The weather is crazy up here with hot clammy dull days then yesterday freak Lightning storms! We had sheet lighting (when its stuck in the clouds) at 10 last night for hours then at around 1 am were work to the thunder that turned into rain and giant hail lasting hours! It was running down the road and the thunder was so load with the lightning brighten the sky! Totally magical at times

Today I'm sharing my wee make from the Alphabet Challenge over at Use You're Craft Stash where we are up too K and L

Here is my 'Kissing' Gatefold Card inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire

When you open the sides go the card the cute little bears slide together to decorate the tree in a 'Kissing' motion. See the video below for how it works

I used the super cute Mama Elephant stamps and dies coloured Wirth Spectrum Noir Classique markers, some First Edition papers from my stash and the My Favourite Things trifold slider die to create the interactive mechanism for the card to work

You can see Jennifer's amazing video on how the basic card can be made here. My card is an 8x8 card and I had to extend the slider die-cut to fit my card and finished with the super cute snowflake sequins

Remember you can play along with the challenge as long as you use you're old stash and follow the Alphabet theme! Hope you will join us

Well I've dishes to do then some ironing (yeah in this heat)
until next time

Huggles Mel x

Monday, 10 August 2020

Autumnal feels x

Hello you lovely lot

I do hope you are well and finding your way in to the the new normal after lockdown?? We have been away which was amazing, especially after seeing only the house walls for so long! A wee trip to our favourite place and lots of little walks to build up my strength again ....... just bliss

I even had some fun with my camera and caught these two shots! So pleased with myself

The fab new John Next Door Magazine is out and I had so much fun creating some fun Autumn inspired bits including a little Pumpkin and pretty wall hanging

My wee makes this time show just what you can do with the kit and lots of card! The Pumpkin is an SVG file from SVGCUTs but I have created a templates to help you make the other pieces!

a little 3D frame makes a great gift and card in one for someone Special

and the Wall Hanging could be changed to match any season with different colour ways

You can find your copy here and more inspiration from the Design Team and John too! Also there is sneak peeks of some of his new range and competitions too. Plenty step by steps to help you make some of the pieces including the little frame I made

Take care everyone and stay safe
Hugs Mel x

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Birthday Box xx

Hello everyone

Sorry I haven't been about, we managed to get away for a few days and was soooooooo busy right before we left! Was just lovely to sit back, do some walking and find some normality all while staying away from people! Bliss

Today I wanted to share a wee Exploding Birthday Box I created a few weeks back! 

I actually made 3 cards for this amazing lady, this was for her daughter to give! Plus a card from hubbies Mum to send and one at the last minute from her partner! It was all hush hush and she could't believe they had all contacted me to create something Special for her 70th Birthday!

I used some of my favourite Time for Tea Designs Digi Stamps coloured with my Spectrum Noir Classiques, the Butterflies are an old Crafter's Companion die, some beautiful Carta Bella 12x12 papers, Mulberry Flowers, gems and lots and lots of glitter!

The other two cards I will share over the next few weeks with you all! All different too!

Well I need to get back too work, creating a wee Fairy House and working with some fab new bits and bobs that I can't wait for you all to see!

Stay safe and keep crafting
huggles Mel x

Monday, 6 July 2020

Little Fairy Birthday xx

Morning lovelies and Happy Monday

Hope you are all well? Staying safe as you can be? And not getting blown away or washed away with the crazy weather we are having?? One minute we had glorious sun then damp damp damp! It looked like snow hitting the windows at one point it was so heavy!

Enough of the weather, I'm sharing my wee Fairy House today

It was my mother-in laws birthday yesterday and knowing I would need a card for her and a project for the Use Your Craft Stash Challenge, I combined them! Originally I was making a Fawn for my 'F' project but a fairy was more suited to the Birthday (maybe use it later ....... R for reindeer?? Antlers tho and red nose?????? hmmm)

I used the Dreaming Tree SVG file to create the Fairy House along with my Bazzil 12x12 card stock. I used my favourite papers First Edition Chasing Rainbows and the Fairy image is a Some Odd Girl Digi coloured with my Spectrum Noir Classiques. A fern die from Sizzix to decorate, Nuvo Drops, flowers, gems from Lucy's Cards and not forgetting Fairy lights inside! ohhhh and its Fuchsia

I had picked out more Fairy like colours to look more like a Toadstool but these papers were more girly and perfect for the colour scheme I had in mind! Adding some Distress Ink to the edges to finish brought it to life.

I made a little slot in the back and fed the fairy lights inside with the switch hanging out then glued the whole thing closed. If I had thought I would have 'wired' it so the switch was glued on the underside on the roof

Remember anyone can join in the challenge and play along and we're still working on E and F so foil, fairy, easel, elegant...... anything to match the letter goes

Well I've got a super busy week working on ........ let's say the Titanic may be involved lol
'TTFN' Ta ta for now as Tigger would say
Huggles Mel xx


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

All about E!! xx

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday

What a crazy week its been here and its not even over?? From the weather changing constantly and trying to work things out for work and me just having one of my bad weeks its ...... its, well let's just say 'is this week over yet?'

This week we should have been down at my Brothers getting ready to celebrate his Wedding this Saturday!! Sad but luckily they have a date for next year and we can celebrate all together with hopeful no covid to cause problems!

So on to this weeks Challenge at Use Your Craft Stash and its all E and F!! I have no idea why it was so hard to think of an E creation!! I mean now I can but when planning my make it was just not to be found, nothing at all! So I sat at my Mac and look through all my SVG Files and came across this

this little gift bag is the Dreaming Tree SVG Elegant Evening Bag! So that's an E isn't it??

I used some Eggplant coloured card stock, the BEAUTIFUL First Edition Botanical Beauty papers in Emerald, added Distress Ink to the edges then fished with gems and of course a magnet to hold it closed! There was a few too many layers of card to I pierced a tiny hole to help the magnet to get a grip! Next time I'll used stronger magnets heheheh

After all the stress of trying to think of something this came together really easily and I think it will make the nicest little Gift Bag for someone! 

Well, I need to get back to it! I'm trying to create templates, step by steps and all manner of things this week for my magazine pieces! Hopefully you will all like them, I know I do!

Have a great week and stay safe
Huggles Mel xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Dinocorn Dave xx

Happy Wednesday everyone

Hope you're all well? Has it started to heat up where you are?? Its been dull, wet and windy here but warm! Today we have sunshine again tho the weather isn't promising for the weekend AGAIN! Thats not stopping me getting out tho.......... yes I can go out!! Only for a walk just now but WOOHOO!!

Over at Use Your Craft Stash we are still working on Anything Goes with the Letters C and D and I was stumped for my D!! I thought I had something and searched all over my craft room for it but nothing?? But a happy accident happened when one of my craft books landed on my lap .....

and here is my little Dinocorn Dave! Yip a Dinosaur Unicorn

He is from a super pattern in this book

When talking to the girls we weren't sure he needed the flowers?? I thought he still needed something so I made them on a hairband instead so it would be interchangeable! Plus he's so adorable with them hehehehe

I love his little spikes but those legs are the BEST! I can't stop thinking they look like little chicken drumsticks hehehehe

So here is my D crafty bits
Dinocorn or Dinosaur
Denim Colour Wool
Dusty Pink
Double Knitting Wool ??? Ok that ones pushing it

I have some other very emotional HAPPY news! One that seen me sitting in a pile of happy tears on Saturday when the post arrived

Yes! That there is me, swollen eyes and face from crying but so happy that I couldn't help but share!
My lovely editor Lee asked me a way way way back if I wanted to feature as Meet the Maker in Papercraft Essential??? Well at first I was just like NO, too nervous for people seeing me as ME and not just the craft. Hubby pursued me and here we are now! Its in issue 188 and I still can't believe it, little me as a feature!

Well I best actually do some work, I mean being a Maker means I need to do the making
Huggles Mel xx